One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘so big a man is never going to be exactly nippy’
agile, lithe, sprightly, acrobatic, light-footed, nimble-footed, light, light on one's feet, fleet-footed, spry, lively, active, graceful, supple, limber, lissom, flexible, skilful, deft, dexterous, adroit
literary fleet, lightsome
2‘a nippy three-door hatchback’
with good acceleration, fast, quick, brisk, lively
3‘it's a bit nippy this morning’
cold, chilly, icy, bitter, raw
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