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What Does MB Mean?

MB is often used to refer to the Indian music company "MB Music" and to the American boy band "Mindless Behavior." It is also an abbreviation used with the meanings "My Bad," "Maybe," and "Megabyte." Here is a little more information about each of these definitions of MB. (Examples of the use of MB can be found below.)

MB Music

MB Music is an Indian music label, established in July 2018, by the Meet Bros (music directors) and Raajeev Sharma (a music industry veteran). MB Music aims to release non-Bollywood music from new and established artists.

Mindless Behavior

Mindless Behavior was an American boy band, widely known by the initials "MB." The band was formed in 2008 and disbanded in 2017. MB are best known for the singles "My Girl" and "Mrs. Right."

My Bad

The abbreviation MB is widely used in text messaging and on social media with the meaning "My Bad." In this context, MB is a slang term used as an admission on the part of the sender that they have made a mistake.

Maybe

MB is also used as a straightforward contraction of the word "Maybe."

Megabyte

In computing, when typed in capital letters, the abbreviation MB most commonly means "megabyte." In this context, a MB is a measure of information storage capacity on a computer. A MB is equal to 1,000 kilobytes and precedes the gigabyte unit of measurement.

Although a MB is technically 1,000,000 bytes, the term is often used synonymously with mebibytes, which contain 1,048,576 bytes. In everyday speech and writing, megabyte is often abbreviated as "meg".

When typed as Mb, the same abbreviation means megabit. One megabyte is equal to eight megabits.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of MB

"MB Music" is a common definition for MB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
MB
Definition:MB Music
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of MB

"Mindless Behavior" is another common definition for MB.
MB
Definition:Mindless Behavior
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition of MB

"My Bad" is another definition for MB, especially in text messaging and on social media.
MB
Definition:My Bad
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition of MB

MB also means "Maybe."
MB
Definition:Maybe
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fifth Definition of MB

"Megabyte" is the most common definition for MB in computing.
MB
Definition:Megabyte
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write MB, I mean this:

meaning of MB
MB also means "MB Music," "Mindless Behavior," "My Bad," and "Maybe."

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Examples of MB in Sentences

Here are examples of MB being used in conversations:
  • Tom: How many MB in a GB?
  • Lyn: 1000.

  • (Here, MB means "Megabytes.")
  • Emily: Happy birthday Jake! Hope you have a great day.
  • Jake: My birthday was yesterday.
  • Emily: Oops! MB. Hope you had a great day.

  • (Here, MB means "My Bad.")
  • Sally: Are you going to vote this time?
  • Jo: MB.
  • Sally: If you don't, I will divorce you.

  • (Here, MB means "Maybe.")

An Academic Look at MB

MB is usually classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Emm Bee"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

When used with the meaning "Maybe," MB is a contraction. Some contractions, like MB, use letters of the fully expanded word in sequence. Other contractions, like Dr, use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter or letters with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "sorry" or "excuse me," instead of using MB to mean "My Bad."

Example of MB Used in a Text

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See Also

ISS (I'm so sorry) SBT (sorry 'bout that) SFLR (sorry for late reply) SFTBC (sorry for the broadcast) BPS (bits (or bytes) per second) GIG (gigabyte (i.e. one billion bytes)) KBPS (kilobytes per second) Using the music symbols