Nearby words

  1. shucks,
  2. shudder,
  3. shuddering,
  4. shudderingly,
  5. shudra,
  6. shuffle off,
  7. shuffle play,
  8. shuffleboard,
  9. shuffler,
  10. shuffling

Origin of shuffle

1525–35; < Low German schuffeln to walk clumsily or with dragging feet, mix (cards); akin to shovel

Related formsre·shuf·fle, verb re·shuf·fled, re·shuf·fling, nounun·shuf·fled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reshuffle

British Dictionary definitions for reshuffle


/ (riːˈʃʌfəl) /


an act of shuffling again
a reorganization, esp of jobs within a government or cabinet


to carry out a reshuffle (on)


/ (ˈʃʌfəl) /



the act or an instance of shuffling
a dance or dance step with short dragging movements of the feet
Derived Formsshuffler, noun

Word Origin for shuffle

C16: probably from Low German schüffeln; see shove

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Word Origin and History for reshuffle
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