What does ‘dupe’ mean on TikTok?

Georgina Smith
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The term ‘dupe’ has exploded onto the TikTok scene, becoming an integral part of a rapidly growing trend captivating the social media giant’s community. For those who might feel a bit out of touch with this viral sensation, we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive rundown.

TikTok is the best place to go to find viral content, whether that’s one-off clips, or whole trends that spawn thousands of videos and generate millions of views and likes on the platform.

One of the latest trends to take over people’s For You Pages across the world is being dubbed the ‘dupe’ or ‘doop’ trend.

This normally sees users going to a store, holding up various different items, and saying things like, “Lululemon dupe,” or “Gucci dupe.”

Videos featuring the trend have racked up millions of likes and views, but some viewers have been left baffled about what it’s all about. If you’re also confused, here’s everything to know about what ‘dupe’ means on TikTok.

What does ‘dupe’ mean on TikTok?

‘Dupe’ is a shortened version of the word ‘duplicate,’ and is often used to refer to a product that is very similar to a product from a popular brand, but cheaper.

On TikTok, it has become a trend to pick up random items and joke that they are dupes for bigger brands, by saying the brand name, and then ‘dupe.’

People have been saying the word in a specific way so that it often sounds more like ‘doop,’ and as a result, you may see the term written as ‘doop’ in videos that are associated with this trend.

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About The Author

Georgina was formerly an entertainment writer for Dexerto. She covered all aspects of influencer culture on TikTok and more, including creators such as Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae. She also wrote about hit reality shows such as Love Island and Below Deck.