King Abdullah reached for a familiar face in shuffling his foreign-intelligence service, naming Prince Bandar as chief.
shuffling around the ring he has the footwork of a tyrannosaurus.
Sometimes the word “salad” conjures images of thin women at lunch, shuffling their food around on their plates.
The subdead are everywhere now, shuffling aimless as far as the eye can see.
Several passengers told The Daily Beast they felt a “shuffling sound” as the electricity went out.
Men were shuffling noisily through the hall on their way to their rooms.
There was a shuffling in the state-room, followed by a silence.
There was a shuffling about, a confusion in the centre, a concentration of eyes.
His clothes are shabby and neglected; he walks with a shuffling, tired movement.
"I must go now, Mr. Greenwood," she said, shuffling out of the room.
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.