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Fannie Mae

or Fanny Mae

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  1. Federal National Mortgage Association.
  2. any of the publicly traded securities collateralized by a pool of mortgages backed by the Federal National Mortgage Association.
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Origin of Fannie Mae

altered from FNMA, the association's initials
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British Dictionary definitions for fannie mae

Fannie Mae

  1. (in the US)an informal name for the Federal National Mortgage Association, a private company that buys and sells mortgage debt
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Word Origin

C20: altered from the initials FNMA
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Word Origin and History for fannie mae

Fannie Mae


1948, from FNMA, acronym of "Federal National Mortgage Association," established 1938.

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