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Fannie Mae

Syllabification: Fan·nie Mae
Pronunciation: /ˈfanē ˈmā

Definition of Fannie Mae in English:

Informal name for the Federal National Mortgage Association, a corporation that trades in mortgages.


1940s: elaboration of the acronym FNMA, suggested by the given names Fanny and Mae. Compare with Freddie Mac.

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