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Any answer that is not multiple choice, matching, or an essay.
a. Matt is a "dumbass," where the word in parentheses is the short-answer
b. solve: 2x=4, "x=2" where the word in parentheses is the short-answer
by Matt "The Dumbass" Mounts October 06, 2008
 
1.
To answer a question without wanting to give any background information usually due to shame. Also used when you know the complete answer is extremely unexciting.
Ryan- Hey Brad did you sleep with that chick last night?
Brad-Short answer? Yes
Ryan- Long answer?
Brad-Yes.. and she turned out to be a "he" so lets drop it ok...

How was the movie last night?
Short answer? It sucked.
by Paskeet September 13, 2009