(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
|simp. and trad.
From the name of the main character in Lu Xun's novella The True Story of Ah Q (《阿Q正傳》/《阿Q正传》) who believes his defeats are victories.
- a person who acts like Ah Q; a person who consoles himself/herself after a defeat by not owning it but telling himself/herself that he/she is the true victor