shuffling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

shuffling

  1. Present participle of shuffle.

Noun[edit]

shuffling (plural shufflings)

  1. Action of the verb to shuffle.
  2. The noise created by something moving about.
    • 2011, John O'Loughlin, Two Sides of the Same Coin
      He would also have been exposed to the coughings and shufflings, comings and goings, questions and answers, wailings and slammings, snivellings and sneezings, etc., which figured so prominently in the reference room []

Adjective[edit]

shuffling (comparative more shuffling, superlative most shuffling)

  1. Moving with a dragging, scraping step.
    • Shakespeare
      A shuffling nag.
  2. evasive
    • T. Burnet
      a shuffling excuse