Origin of shuffler

First recorded in 1605–15; shuffle + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for shuffler

Historical Examples of shuffler

  • 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

Word Origin and History for shuffler

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper