"My bad" is an American English idiom which means:
- My fault, my mistake - I'm to blame.
- I apologize.
|Manute Bol (Oct 16, 1962 – June 19, 2010) |
with Muggsy Bogues
It usually means "my fault", "my mistake", "I apologize" or "mea culpa". It gained popularity with urban players of streetball and then spread into mainstream popularity.
Its use in the 1995 film Clueless greatly increased the phrase's popularity. The film starred Alicia Silverstone and contains what seems to have been the first use of the phrase in the mainstream media. The 1994 'Green revision pages' for the movie script has a scene with Alicia Silverstone's character learning to drive:
Cher swerves - to avoid killing a person on a bicycle. Cher: "Whoops, my bad."
Source(s): wikipedia, phrases.org.uk, urbandictionary.com