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[shuhf-ler] /ˈʃʌf lər/
a person who shuffles.
a person who mixes the cards, as before the deal in a card game.
Origin of shuffler
First recorded in 1605-15; shuffle + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for shuffler
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  • What right have you to bear more children to a man who is a liar and a shuffler?

    Marriage la mode Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Then you see clearly I am nothing but a poor creature,—a shuffler, as you said.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • It was because he 'was a shuffler, a coward, and a snob—in a word, a man.'

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

    Patrick Braybrooke
  • And off she went, leaving me much happier than old shuffler had done.

    She and I, Volume 1 John Conroy Hutcheson
  • "Now you are talking sensibly," the scamp said, as if M. Étienne had been the shuffler.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
  • Then you see clearly I am nothing but a poor creature—a shuffler, as you said.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
  • It looks as though that shuffler Mandat had sent few aristocrats here.

    The Countess of Charny Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • Even old shuffler, who had not been seen inside a place of public worship before within the memory of man, was not an absentee.

    She and I, Volume 1 John Conroy Hutcheson
  • By the time that I returned home, I had moreover become a confirmed "shuffler."

Word Origin and History for shuffler

"shifty person," 1620s, agent noun from shuffle (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for shuffler



A confidence trickster, hawker, etc; grifter

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[1950s+ Underworld; fr older shuffle, ''deceive, defraud,'' probably fr the shuffling of cards cheatingly by a professional gambler]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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