fanny mae

Fannie Mae

noun
2.
any of the publicly traded securities collateralized by a pool of mortgages backed by the Federal National Mortgage Association.
Also, Fanny Mae.


Origin:
altered from FNMA, the association's initials

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Fannie Mae (ˈfænɪ meɪ)
 
n
(in the US)an informal name for the Federal National Mortgage Association, a private company that buys and sells mortgage debt
 
[C20: altered from the initials FNMA]

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