- mainstream (n.) also main-stream, main stream, "principal current of a river," 1660s, from MAIN (Cf. main) (adj.) + STREAM (Cf. stream) (n.); hence, "prevailing direction in opinion, popular taste, etc.," a figurative use first attested in Carlyle (1831). Mainstream media attested by 1980 in language of U.S. leftists critical of coverage of national affairs.
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