Something very annoying commonly said after one makes a mistake.
Ops, I dropped your books, my bad
by Anonymous May 2, 2003
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My Bad was originally My Bag. It means my fault. Yes, it also means “I'm not into to that kind of thing.” as in “That's not my bag man.” The movie Clueless got it wrong, thrusting it into the mainstream as "My bad". The phrase "My bag" was used commonly as far back as the 1940s. My father, his family and friends all used it back then in Minnesota. We used "my bag" in Kansas in the 70's and 80's. I am 44 and my wife is 33. She claims it was never my bag but she is wrong. The origin of this phrase actually comes from the card game "Spades". The game consists of 2 teams of 2 and each player has to predict how many hands he can take. After the round the player that predicted wrong often say to his partner my bag meaning my fault or my mistake. Young people heard their parents using "My bag" at the card table and took it to the basketball court. Spades is thought to have originated in the Midwestern United States (perhaps Cincinnati, Ohio) in the late 1930s. It was said to have been invented by college students who enjoyed both Whist and Bridge. They were looking for a fast-paced game that was competitive and strategic. The game slowly spread to other college campuses in the mid-west. The game really took off during WWII. After the war it spread to factory break-rooms and company office lunchrooms all across the country. Today there are clubs and tournaments and it's popular on the internet.
Didn't you get an invitation? Oh, my bad.
by rawmilkmike January 9, 2015
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Another way to say that you are sorry for making a mistake or doing something wrong even if you are making up for it or not.
People can say "my bad" if they knock over your drink by mistake and buy you another one to replace the drink that has been knocked over.

Or they can just say "my bad" and just walk away and act like it never happened.

Same scenario goes for people saying "I'm sorry and knocking over a drink by mistake."

For the wrong doing, a person can break your windows and later say "my bad" and replace your windows.

Also they can say "my bad" and never replace your windows.

Again..same scenario for people saying "I'm sorry" for breaking your windows.
by Je'Nay August 11, 2011
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My bad originally came from the term my bag.
This was a term used when playing a game of spades (a common jail house or hood game with cards) In the game you would have to fortell how many "books" or hands you would take. If you went over that number it was called a "bag". If you were playing with a partner, which was mostly common, it is considered a courtesy to claim your mistake by saing "My Bag" or get shot.... : ) your choice... anyway this carried out to the street and stupid beverly hills bitches misundertood the ghetto term and said "My Bad" and it stuck in mainstream pop culture.
In a game of spade, you called 5 out of 13 books and you get 6....

You say: Ahh shit dog, sorry, my bag.

Your partner says: Yea that's what I thought, get screwed the fuck on, and don't let it happen again.

Pop culture.... in comes the movie Clueless and the term My Bad is substituted and made popular.
by Jason February 7, 2005
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I understand it to mean "error" or "screw-up" or "bad behavior". An abbreviated informal apology.

While some believe it to be a misinterpretation of the older phrase My Bag it is clearly it's own slang with its own origins and meaning.
While playing pick up basketball a player who just made a mistake would say "My bad"
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Another way to apologize or say I'm sorry.
"I got charged"
"Oh shit, my bad"
is the same as
"I got charged"
"Oh shit, I'm sorry"
by LILR1 October 14, 2008
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sry for doin sumthin hurtful and wrong
by leo beale December 30, 2005
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