What does shuffle mean?

Definitions for shuffleˈʃʌf əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shuffle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shuffle, shuffling, make(noun)

    the act of mixing cards haphazardly

  2. shamble, shambling, shuffle, shuffling(verb)

    walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet

    "from his shambling I assumed he was very old"

  3. shuffle, scuffle, shamble(verb)

    walk by dragging one's feet

    "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"

  4. shuffle(verb)

    move about, move back and forth

    "He shuffled his funds among different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the IRS"

  5. shuffle, ruffle, mix(verb)

    mix so as to make a random order or arrangement

    "shuffle the cards"


  1. shuffle(Noun)

    The act of shuffling cards.

    He made a real mess of the last shuffle.

  2. shuffle(Noun)

    An instance of walking without lifting one's feet.

    The sad young girl left with a tired shuffle.

  3. shuffle(Noun)

    A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.

  4. shuffle(Noun)

    A trick; an artifice; an evasion.

    The gifts of nature are beyond all shame and shuffles. uE000157462uE001 L'Estrange.

  5. shuffle(Verb)

    To put in a random order.

  6. shuffle(Verb)

    To walk without picking up one's feet

  7. shuffle(Verb)

    To change; modify the order of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shuffle(verb)

    to shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand

  2. Shuffle(verb)

    to mix by pushing or shoving; to confuse; to throw into disorder; especially, to change the relative positions of, as of the cards in a pack

  3. Shuffle(verb)

    to remove or introduce by artificial confusion

  4. Shuffle(verb)

    to change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to shuffle and cut

  5. Shuffle(verb)

    to change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate

  6. Shuffle(verb)

    to use arts or expedients; to make shift

  7. Shuffle(verb)

    to move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing

  8. Shuffle(noun)

    the act of shuffling; a mixing confusedly; a slovenly, dragging motion

  9. Shuffle(noun)

    a trick; an artifice; an evasion

  10. Origin: [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shuffle

    shuf′l, v.t. to change the positions of: to confuse: to remove or introduce by purposed confusion.—v.i. to change the order of cards in a pack: to shift ground: to evade fair questions: to move by shoving the feet along.—n. act of shuffling: an evasion or artifice.—n. Shuff′ler.—p.adj. Shuff′ling, evasive, as an excuse.—adv. Shuff′lingly, in a shuffling manner: with an irregular gait: evasively.—To shuffle off, to thrust aside, put off. [A by-form of scuffle, thus conn. with shove and shovel.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shuffle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shuffle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Scott Snyder:

    Dialogue, pressure and deterrence, or military measures -- it's really just a question of how the Trump administration is going to shuffle the deck they inherited.

  2. A. J. Toynbee:

    As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.

  3. Tallulah Bankhead:

    Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.

  4. Arnold J. Toynbee:

    As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.

  5. Vyacheslav Volodin:

    There was no probe yet, and it is unlikely to be impartial considering the current situation in Ukraine, that's why all statements made instantly are an attempt, on the one hand, to shuffle off the blame on to someone else. On the other hand, everything suggests that all that may have been orchestrated.

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