Definition for SHUF'FLE

SHUF'FLE, v.t. [D. schoffelen, to shove, to shovel, to shuffle; dim. of shove. See Shove and Scuffle.]

  1. Properly, to shove one way and the other; to push free one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand. – Locke.
  2. To mix by pushing or shoving; to confuse; throw into disorder; especially, to change the relative positions of cards in the pack. A man may shuffle cards or rattle dice from noon to Midnight, without tracing a new idea in his mind. – Rambler.
  3. To remove or introduce by artificial confusion. It was contrived by your enemies, and shuffled into the papers that were seized. – Dryden. To shuffle off, to push off; to rid one's self of. When you lay blame to a child, he will attempt to shuffle it off. To shuffle up, to throw together in haste; to make up or form in confusion or with fraudulent disorder; as, he shuffled a peace. – Howell.

Return to page 129 of the letter “S”.