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A town that is added to a map but doesn't exist to keep other mapmakers from crossing copyright laws.
person reading map: I've been driving around for hours and i can't find the town of Algoe
accompanying person: it must just be a paper town
by piecesofyellow October 18, 2008
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A town that is shallow,fragile, and fake.
Look at all those cul-de-sacs, the streets that turn in on themselves all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people in their paper houses burning the furniture to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking the beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. It's just a paper town.
by whoeversaidthatwaswrong! August 22, 2010
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paper town is a made-up place used by cartographers to test for plagiarism. they will put fraud locations on their maps so if it shows up on other maps, that means another cartographer is plagiarizing.
John: Why can't Google Maps navigate me to Agloe, New York?

Margo: It's a paper town, it doesn't exist.
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A book written by John Green and happens to be the greatest book ever written intended for youth.
Vivien: Have you read Paper Towns? =D

Chan: YES OMFG IT WAS AWESOME!
by MunkeeBoi December 09, 2008
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A paper town is A place with no description. A place, or More accurately, a town/city, that has such no originality for it to be possessed as a place With flavor, or class. The paper town described In the original story by (John Green) is Orlando, Florida. One of the main characters (Margo Spiegelman) explains how everyone in the contaminated city is paper. Meaning that everyone there was built just to live and die. For no Immediate purpose. They spend as required and do nothing out of the originality. Although these paper People believe that they are doing what they are expected to keep the unoriginal society running on its uncoordinated Axis, and making their part and change in the community. However, what Margo begins to realize is that they are all controlled factors, as in a experiment. They are just paper people, like paper dolls. Just living in a Paper Society with fellow paper People.

Paper Towns is a word originally phrased by Author John Green. Published by Penguin Group 2008
Look at all those cul-de-sacs, the streets that turn in on themselves all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people in their paper houses burning the furniture to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking the beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. It's just a paper town.
by eampora July 11, 2015
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