Fannie Mae

or Fanny Mae


any of the publicly traded securities collateralized by a pool of mortgages backed by the Federal National Mortgage Association.

Origin of Fannie Mae

altered from FNMA, the association's initials Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for fannie mae

Fannie Mae
/ (ˈfænɪ meɪ) /


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

Word Origin for Fannie Mae

C20: altered from the initials FNMA
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