[ shuhf-ling ]
/ ˈʃʌf lɪŋ /


moving in a dragging or clumsy manner.
prevaricating; evasive.

Origin of shuffling

First recorded in 1570–80; shuffle + -ing2

Related forms

shuf·fling·ly, adverb

Definition for shuffling (2 of 2)

Origin of shuffle

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

Related forms

re·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

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British Dictionary definitions for shuffling


/ (ˈʃʌfəl) /



the act or an instance of shuffling
a dance or dance step with short dragging movements of the feet

Derived Forms

shuffler, noun

Word Origin for shuffle

C16: probably from Low German schüffeln; see shove
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