verb (used without object), shuf·fled, shuf·fling.
verb (used with object), shuf·fled, shuf·fling.
- a shuffling of cards in a pack.
- the right or turn to shuffle preparatory to dealing: You win the shuffle.
- to thrust aside; get rid of.
- to move away by, or as if by, shuffling: They shuffled off to school with little enthusiasm.
- shuffle off,
- shuffle play,
Origin of shuffle
Examples from the Web for shuffle
Obama has latched on to the failure of the embargo to topple the Castros as justification to shuffle the deck.
He instead had to work for it, fake it, steal it, copy it, shuffle and fight.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One thing is clear: The shuffle to replace Cantor has already begun.Horse-Trading to Replace Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader Begins|Ron Christie|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He started to shuffle the cards and Mortson pulled up a chair.
This was not the shuffle of 1966 but the shuffle of an overweight former athlete in perfect health.
For answer Chris began to shuffle himself back, moving on hands and toes till he was level with Ned.The Peril Finders|George Manville Fenn
He reached out, poured himself a shot, swallowed it, and got up to shuffle about the confined quarters.The Best Short Stories of 1915|Various
Make the pass a second time, bring it to the top, and shuffle the cards without displacing those on the top.Endless Amusement|Unknown
The dealer's partner must collect the cards for the ensuing deal, and he has the first right to shuffle that pack.The Laws of Euchre|H. C. Leeds
Stan heard the shuffle of feet outside in the hall and knew armed guards were waiting.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin|Al Avery
Word Origin for shuffle
1530s, put together hastily," probably from Middle English shovelen "to move with dragging feet," itself probably a frequentative form of shoven (see shove (v.)). Or perhaps from Low German schuffeln "to walk clumsily, deal dishonestly."
Of playing cards, first recorded 1560s. Meaning "walk slowly without lifting the feet" is from 1570s. Meaning "push along gradually" is from 1560s. Meaning "move from one place to another" is from 1690s. Meaning "do a shuffle dance" is from 1818. Related: Shuffled; shuffling. Shuffle off "get rid of, dispose of" is from Shakespeare (1601).
1620s, "an evasion, trick;" 1640s, "a wavering or undecided course of behavior meant to deceive;" from shuffle (v.). Meaning "a slow, heavy, irregular manner of moving" is from 1847; that of "a dance in which the feet are shuffled" is from 1640s. Meaning "a change in the order of playing-cards" is from 1650s. Phrase lost in the shuffle is from 1930.