The Doubloons cat meme on TikTok refers to an imaginary currency cashed out by cats on poorly made slideshows. Users will scroll upon these videos on their For You pages and be offered goods in an exchange for ‘Doubloons‘.
This barter system has become extremely popular and has taken the app by storm. TikTok users will be well aware of what Doubloons are, but how did it all start?
Let’s dive in and find out…
WHERE DID TIKTOK’S DOUBLOONS MEME COME FROM?
In April 2021, cat-focused Instagram pages began sharing photos of kitten’s paws labelling each toe as a “dabloon”. The phenomenon started with the Instagram page @catz.jpeg who first shared a photo of a stretched out cat paw with “4 Dabloons” as the explanation.
Since it’s origin, many have altered the spelling of the dabloon to Doubloons. Therefore, you’re like to see both spellings on your travels.