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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.
by connor franta's wife April 26, 2015
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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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1. A town that was made up to piss off people looking for it.

Supposable they have something to do with copyrights but I think it the later.

2. An inspiration for the book Paper Towns by John Green
by Spartanite the 67th March 22, 2012
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